Ballyfarnan is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It lies on the R284 regional road on the border with County Sligo.
The first Church at Kilronan, Keadue, County Roscommon, was built in the 8th century by St. Ronan and his daughter St. Lasair. It was replaced in 1339 by one built by Fergal O'Duigenan which was burned down in 1340 and replaced three years later by the Church, one gable of which stands today. Sheltered by that gable is the vault of the McDermott Roes, in which Turlough O'Carolan was interred in 1738.
This gable is a memorial to the Gaelic Literary tradition from the 13th -18th century as represented by the O'Duigenans, hereditary erenachs of Kilronan , and chroniclers to the MacDermots, Princes of Moylurg, down to Turlough O'Carolan, sometimes styled "The Last of the Bards". The O'Duigenans maintained a School of History on this site. The origin of the bards is lost in the mists of pre-historic Ireland.
Kilronan Castle, a former home of the Earl's of Kingston and now a luxury hotel, is situated close to the village. References[edit sourceÂ | edit] Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-05. edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland
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Castletenison Demesne, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
Located just 45 minutes' drive from Sligo Airport, Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa features an indoor swimming pool. on-site spa and a fine dining restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Alderford nn., Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
The Alders offers accommodation in Ballyfarnon, 5 km from Kilronan Castle. Free WiFi and private parking is available on site.
Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
The discreet service and luxurious furnishings of the Douglas Hyde Restaurant offer a perfect setting in which to enjoy the traditional art of elegant dining